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Substance Abuse Among Older Adults: A Guide for Social Service Providers: Chapter 1: Substance Abuse Among Older Adults: An Invisible Epidemic

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About the Course:

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults: An Invisible Epidemic explains the unique vulnerabilities and barriers to identifying and treating older adults with substance abuse problems. This course covers Chapter 1 only.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Substance Abuse Among Older Adults: A Guide for Social Service Providers: Chapter 1: Substance Abuse Among Older Adults: An Invisible Epidemic created by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2000.

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA

Publication Date:

2000

Course Material Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Course Creator

Max Schwanekamp

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about substance abuse among older adults. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the increasing problem of substance abuse in adults over 60.

  2. Recognize barriers to identifying and treating older adults with substance abuse problems.

  3. Understand the unique vulnerabilities in older adults.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

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American Psychological Association (APA)

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

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Course Article

This course only covers Chapter 1

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Course Retired
Course Number 101142
1 credit hour
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
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202 members have taken this course